OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
As a carefully restored heritage building, sustainability is at the very heart of Temasek Shophouse.
Being a social impact hub, we uplift and support initiatives and organisations that work towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We are also committed to doing our part for the Singapore Green Plan 2030, which calls on all sectors, organisations, and individuals to play an active role in protecting our environment.
Our environmental efforts are a core element of our space and practice, and we continue to improve on these as a community. As we move forward, we aim to take ownership of our environmental impact, and engage different community members on this journey towards a more sustainable future. We believe that every green effort we make together will bring us closer to Temasek's vision of an Active, Beautiful, and Clean world.
Temasek Shophouse residents (Temasek Trust, Temasek Foundation, Stewardship Asia Centre, ABC World Asia) have measured our collective emissions since Temasek Shophouse opened in May 2019.
tC02e = tonnes of
We arrived at this figure by measuring our Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions - specifically, our electricity usage and air travel. Moving forward, we will be accounting for our emissions in more areas, and exploring ways to leave a gentler footprint.
We all have a part to play in caring for our environment and building a more sustainable future. We will continue to hold events and activities that bring our community and corporate partners, and our community members together, and allow us to learn from one another. For instance, our public outreach campaigns like #CarbonCopyChallenge, The [Not-So] Convenience Store saw us actively collaborate with partners to bring innovative solutions to life.
Glass panels, fanlights and tinted windows in our shophouse reduce energy consumption. Some of our furniture is upcycled from recycled materials such as disposable cups and discarded name cards.
Our lush green wall and garden spaces showcase over 100 species of local plants and attract local biodiversity. We are also home to an urban beehive to help raise awareness of bees’ importance as pollinators.
We provide a testbed for new technology that helps to reduce energy consumption and address environmental issues. These include the Airbitat air cooler and the Zero2.5 plant ionizers.
We strive for a zero-waste culture by making it easy for our staff to recycle and manage resources. We are also working towards hosting zero-waste events.
We adopt energy-efficient cooling and lighting systems in our shophouse, and are exploring options for renewable energy.
Our staff are actively involved in in-house green clubs such as the Gardening Club, Sustainability Club, and Bee Club. The clubs work together to organise activities for our staff to learn how they can do their part for the environment.